Remember that silly old ram, the one who thought he could punch a hole in a dam? If you recall, nobody could make that ram scram, he kept buttin that dam. Life forever teaches us that we need to experiment and when we fail we need to try again and, in the words of Samuel Beckett, "fail better".
Take, for example, Samuel Pierpont Langley, the American aviation pioneer and inventor. He not only experimented with early manned aircraft but also designed a unique launch pad for them. Somewhat confusingly the aircraft was called the Aerodrome whilst the aerodrome was little more than a houseboat with a roof on it. If you look at the picture now you will probably laugh, but it should remind us that in the run-up to a successful product there are likely to be a multitude of rediculously failures.
"What is the old fool going on about this time?", I can hear you asking. All this is by way of explanation that this is simply a test post to see if I can put a blogpost together on my iPad. If it turns out upside down, inside out or attempting to imitate a drunken pigeon sat on the top of a houseboat, it will be back to the drawing board. I still have a few weeks before I go on holiday and need to perfect the technique. In the meantime think of this as simply my attempts to punch a hole in that dam.
My photograph shows nothing more than the view out of the bedroom window this morning. Yet again it is dull and wet. The rain has been coming down for weeks now. Who on earth, in their right mind, would want to punch a hole in a dam?